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Short Stories: Une Passion dans le Désert, Facino Cane, Pierre Grassou
by Honoré de Balzac

This title comprises three of the titles, which are:

  • Une Passion dans le Désert (Passion in the Desert)
  • Facino Cane (Facino Cane)
  • Pierre Grassou (Pierre Grassou)

Une Passion dans le Désert (Passion in the Desert) is a 1830 short story included in the Scenes from Military Life (Scènes de la Vie Militaire) subseries of La Comédie Humaine. It was made into a movie in 1998. It is a simple yet delicate story about the unexpected love and friendship between a wild animal and a soldier.

Facino Cane (Facino Cane), is a 1836 short story included in the Scenes from Parisian Life (Scènes de la Vie Parisienne) subseries of La Comédie Humaine. The narrator meets a blind clarinet player who claims he is from Venice and that he was once a senator.

Pierre Grassou (Pierre Grassou), is a 1839 short story included in the Scenes from Parisian Life (Scènes de la Vie Parisienne) subseries of La Comédie Humaine. The protagonist is a painter who makes a living by painting forged replicas of famous paintings.

Title Details

Year:1830
Translator:Clara Bell, Ellen Marriage, Katharine, Prescott Wormeley
Number of words:36,931
Print Length:106 pages
Price:$3.99

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